Articles by Charlotte Higgins
Charlotte Higgins / September 5, 2019
"Hyacinthus was struck, and died—but from the blood a lovely flower was born"
White supremacists deny the long history of non-Europeans in Britain, in the teeth of evidence literally carved in stone
Charlotte Higgins / June 10, 2019
Hermes, Trojan, Rubicon—for the Classically-minded, brand names can be a major source of amusement
The original myth is no less weird and insane than the UK’s current political situation—though a touch more sexually lurid
Charlotte Higgins / April 2, 2019
There's something to be said for a Classics-inspired motivational phrase—we might even beat the public-schoolboy Latin tweeters at their own game...
Trump's presidency has given rise to a depressing parlour game
Charlotte Higgins / January 30, 2019
Like a lot of literature from the past, it reads a little differently post #MeToo.
Meet Talos, a giant made out of bronze who heats himself to red hot and clasps his enemies to his chest
Beards have meaning—now as they did in antiquity
Charlotte Higgins / October 18, 2018
The Athenian electorate voted to kill all the men in Mytilene. Then they had a second vote and changed their minds